Camping Without Camping
The COVID has changed a lot of things. But the beautiful thing is—it made us adapt. Get creative. Make it happen.
Summer camp in the great outdoors won’t be happening for a lot of kids this summers (as parents collectively SCREAM!)—but you can still send the kiddos off to learn via computer.
Guardian Adventures wants to be your choice for summer camp adventures. They offer Wizards & Warriors and Quest STEM Summer Camps; Zombie and Quest STEM Summer Camps; Blackwatch Teen Leadership Summer camps, and more…
Sounds like the kind of camping we’d be into… Check it all out HERE.
Rice is yummy. Rice would look really good served on Rice tableware.
See? Offering plates, cups and jugs in bright colors and patterns—either melamine, porcelain or stainless steel, you can’t go wrong with a kiss of color. Plus, we figure a switch-up in how you're devouring your QT food might make you feel less piggish.
Crack Wise-dom: Calories aren’t as painful when they’re presented so beautifully.
And with a price range that’s kind to your stimulus stash, why not make a purchase or five…
While lockdowns are being lifted, some are still sheltering in place—including divorced folks for the sake of co-parenting.
"Living together with someone you no longer want to be with can be very stressful. In times like these taking a pause and counting to 10 (a lot) can help diffuse many situations. Otherwise, you will find yourself in a place where you both blow up at each other, causing high anxiety, fighting, and discomfort for all involved,” said divorce attorney Leslie Montanile.
That’s a lot of counting, possibly. Montanile offers some ways for parents to collaborate on co-parenting when their relationship isn’t great.
Keep your distance while living in the same house. For your health and mental well-being, it is absolutely necessary. If you and your spouse are already in the midst of a divorce or are separated but currently under the same roof, then this is an excellent time to practice at home social distancing.
You must focus on parenting together. Your children need to feel safe and secure during this time, and it's up to you the parents to make that happen. There are no excuses here.
Do something good for yourself each day. Going through a divorce or a separation is stressful enough. Add in today’s circumstances, and you may find yourself more anxious than usual if you can’t exercise each day. Walk or run outside, put on music and dance in your own space, do yoga or meditate, or if you like to bicycle, go for a ride. This will keep you in a good mental state, and your body will thank you too.
Crack Wise-dom: Act like adults and focus on the kiddos because homiciding is against the law…
Pain in the Face
For those choosing to live the masked life, you may be finding it to be a literal pain because your face is irritated.
Let Body Glide make that masked mug smoother. It’s a glide-easy balm that protects skin by creating an invisible barrier. It’s long-lasting, can be used daily, and won’t run into your eyes.
All the balms are allergen free, sweat and water resistant, and won’t clog pores.
Win, win, win, win!
Behind the Mask
To mask or not to mask. Whatever works for you—no judgement either way. If you’re gonna mask-it-up, then do it with some style and sass!
Sun Lovin’ Roots is a barre (not bar as in alcohol) inspired athleisure line, specializing in tees, sports bras, sweatshirts, and leggings in playful prints and fun messages. So… why not have some mask fun?
These masks are made from a poly/cotton blend, are stretchy, and washable—with ear loops that are cut into the cloth.
For every three masks sold, one will be donated to a person in need.
If you’re gonna mask, make your game strong!
This endangered species is make a comeback: the napkin.
We thought millennials killed napkins with their frugality and multi-purpose thoughts of using paper towels-as-napkins-tissues-bathing-suits mantra.
But mind you, it’s the fancy paper napkin that’s all the rage. The limited edition fancy paper napkin.
hudsonest is a New York City-based company that wants to help you up your napkin game at home, at the office, or at an event. Limited edition napkins come in three sizes: dinner, cocktail, and guest towel, and are available on a one-time or subscription basis.
New designs are released four times a year.
We feel weird about fancy paper napkins. They’re not as “soft” as the plain white ones, and the thought of dropping $10 for a handful of cocktail napkins ain’t our jam—because we’re slobs and require a lot of cleanup.
But you do your fancy napkin you. We’ll just stand here all jealous of you…
If you’re missing “Sip & Paint” night, you can socially-distance and still have fun with friends—virtually—with Cupixel. (Or have fun with your quarantined family at home.)
Cupixel is a premium art box that uses a special mobile app to create a unique painting experience that’s both relaxing and easy. Users download the app, which serves as a personal artist assistant of sorts. The app guides you through the process of creating a work of art by using a method that guarantees the finished product is worthy of framing and displaying. Choose from the Cupixel gallery, or upload a photo of your own to paint and frame.
Cupixel kits start at $69.99.
We have a cooktop stove. We love the sleek look, yet hate the cleaning process. Apparently, Doris did, too.
Doris is a homemaker and mother from Germany. She realized the need for a simple product for hassle-free cleanliness. There’s nothing worse than when food splashes on the range top and hardens. Of course, we do get a workout in trying to get the crud off, but…
Doris Range Pads are made of heavy duty, high-temperature silicon. Place them directly on the burner, and get ready to use your free time to clean the oven.
The pads can withstand up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit, arranged in any pattern, and cleanup with soap and water. They’re dishwasher safe, and stick resistant. And they come in a variety of colors.
It’s like a cooktop condom…
We’re stunned. We thought everyone shared our sentiment that Peeps are the Devil’s spawn. So when CandyStore.com hit us with the news that Cadbury Creme Eggs are ranked as the Worst Easter Candy? Mind. Blown.
The reason for the rankest ranking? The chocolate shell. It’s too hard to bite into without making a mess. That means crème all over your hands. And not in a fun way…
So what is the reigning Easter candy champ? Cadbury Mini Eggs. We admit—we’re fans!
Crack Wise suggests that you acquire a bunch of different Easter candies, and have your family determine what’s best and what’s not.
Now that you’re in quarantine, perhaps you’ve noticed that things stink. Not the work from home situation. Or the home schooling your kids situation. But your space smells funky.
Allow us to introduce you to Alio—oil-free reed diffusers you can hang or place anywhere.
These little gems don’t mask the stank, they neutralize them at the molecular level. Think of bathrooms, gym bags, pet spaces… So, superhero-y!
Here are the deets:
OIL-FREE - No spill design is safe to use around kids and pets
MADE WITH ODOR ELIMINATING TECHNOLOGY - Alio reeds and hanging air fresheners are infused with a powerful odor neutralizing formula and light fragrance
ECO-FRIENDLY - Made from natural wood resin harvested from locally sourced, sustainably harvested trees
VERSATILE - Use the vase of reeds for a whole room or place individual reeds in smaller spaces like drawers, stinky shoes, or lockers
FRAGRANCE INFUSED – Custom blended fragrances leave a fresh, “subtle” scent.
Reeds are available in Cedar & Teak, Fresh Cucumber, Jasmine Rain, Lavender Beeswax, Soft Blanket and Warm Vanilla
Hanging Air Fresheners are available in Cedar & Teak, Jasmine Rain, Lavender Beeswax, Soft Blanket and Unscented
REFILLABLE – Reed refills are available in all 6 fragrances.
MADE IN THE USA - Alio is a family-owned business in NJ that wants to help keep the air around you “FRESH”!
Haus of V is a creative collective that shares a similar mindset -- with a twist.